Research has shown that students who do not read over the summer show a drop in reading skills the following September when they return to school (this is known as the "summer slide"). At Eagle Academy, our students have worked very hard to improve their reading skills all year long, and we do not want any of them to lose what they have achieved! We have partnered with the Toledo-Lucas County Library and other organizations to help promote reading for all of our students throughout the summer.
All Eagle Elementary students have revceived free books to take home for summer reading. In addition, they will each bring home a Summer Reading Folder/Packet. Most of the various reading programs included in the folder can be found at the links to the right. Eagle Secondary students are also welcome to participate in any of the programs (depending on age).
In additon, the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is offering a summer reading club for all students (including teens) which begins on June 10. Students can visit their local branch to sign up (library cards are not required, but highly encouraged).
All Eagle Elementary students who return their Summer Reading Folders in August will receive Book Bucks to spend on prizes at the Eagle Library. We will also reward students who return their free summer reading books (this is recommended, but not required--we would like to reuse the books next summer if we can!).
Parents, please set aside time in the summer to read. We recommend a minimum of 100 minutes per week spent reading, which is less than 15 minutes per day. Students can read before they go to bed, while riding in the car, while waiting at appointments, after breakfast, or whenever works best for your family. They can read independently or read aloud to a younger family member. Summer reading should be FUN, so please allow your child(ren) to read whatever they are interested in (picture books, chapter books, magazines, newspapers, etc.). ALL kinds of reading will help your student become a better reader!
Eagle Staff at the 2013 Project MORE Conference
Eagle Academy celebrated its third year of Project MORE with an ice cream party for all the Secondary mentors and Elementary mentees today. Project MORE is a research-based 1:1 reading mentoring program designed to help students catch up with their peers in their reading skills. Secondary students have been working with Elementary students daily for 30 minutes on structured reading activities throughout the year.
Eagle Academy's mentoring program, which incorporates Service Learning Credit for secondary students, was recently honored by the Project MORE founders. Eagle Academy staff were invited to present a session at the 2013 Project MORE Conference in Bowling Green on Monday, May 20. The session outlined Eagle's program for secondary students and how it has impacted student achievement.
For the 2013-2014 school year, Eagle Academy will continue to offer Service Learning Credit for Eagle Secondary students who enroll in the Project MORE program. In additon, we will be partnering with RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) to recruit more volunteer reading mentors. As always, Eagle Academy welcomes parent and community members to volunteer as reading mentors as well. The minimum required commitment time is 30 minutes per week for one semester. Full training and materials will be provided. Please contact Mrs. Hunt at Eagle Elementary for more information.
An enormous thank you to all of the parents, students, and staff who visited our Scholastic Book Fair at Eagle Elementary last week! Altogether, we raised $1100, of which we get to keep $800 to spend on new books for our school library. If you were unable to visit our Book Fair, you can still support us by clicking on the button below to shop our online fair! All orders will be shipped to the school for free. The online fair will close on May 31. Thank you!
Both the Eagle Academy school board and our sponsor, Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, have approved the addition of Grade 11 for the 2013-2014 school year. Many thanks to all of the parents, staff, students, board members, and sponsor representatives for helping to bring us one step closer to having the very first Eagle Academy graduating class. We look forward to your continued support as we strive to raise student achievement even higher. We want to encourage all of our students' parents to continue to help us help your children by ensuring that your children come to school on time every day, complete homework assignments on time, and read for at least 15 minutes per day, even throughout the summer. Thank you again for all of your support!
Two Eagle Secondary students volunteered with Just Pancakes on May 18. Miya and Breanna helped serve up free breakfasts to local residents as part of the Just Pancakes neighborhood outreach program. Huge thanks to Kevin Emahiser from Propelu4ward for sharing this photo!
May 9: Family Fun Night, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Cafeteria
May 10: No School - Professional Development Day
May 13: No School - Teacher Work Day
May 14 - 17: Book Fair, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, Library
May 22: Transition Day - 5th grade students to visit Eagle Secondary
May 24: Field Day at Pearson Park
May 27: No School - Memorial Day
May 31: End of 4th Quarter
June 4: Kindergarten Graduation, 8:30 a.m., Cafeteria/Gymnasium
June 4: 5th Grade Awards Assembly, 5 p.m., Cafeteria/Gymnasium
June 5: Last Day of School, Awards Assembly for grades 1-4, 9 a.m., Cafeteria/Gymnasium
Parents, please keep in mind that our dress code policy is still in effect for the remainder of the school year. With the warmer weather, please note that the following items are NOT permitted as part of our uniform and may NOT be worn on "dress down" days:
* Shorts or skirts that are shorter than the length of the fingertips when arms are held down to the sides
* "Muscle" shirts for boys or spaghetti strap shirts for girls
* Flip-flops, for safety reasons
Also, please note that jeans are NOT part of uniform and may only be worn on dress-down days if earned.
Reverend Daniel Rogers (CEO Cherry Street mission) was interviewed on Thursday, April 25 by Bianca B., Andrea L., and Delilah G. at the high school. These are students who participate in a new class (Advanced Writing). The class divided themselves into small groups of 3-4 people and are working on a cumulative magazine project. Each group's magazine is based on a different theme the students have chosen. One of the required pieces is that each person set up an interview. Mr. Keller set up the interview since these ladies are creating a magazine about the Toledo community.
Welcome to Eagle Academy's website! My name is Mrs. Hunt, and I am the Title 1 Reading Teacher at EAE.